Utilities & Links to Third Party Software

Date

Version

Download File

Size

Description

NA NA
Link
For the latest Adaptec files
NA NA
Link
For older Adaptec files

NA

1.5

allocator1.5.hqx

452 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive

NA

NA

Appian Jeronimo 2000 Macintosh

Link

Link to more info, software

02/00

5.0

ASIO Digidesign Direct I/O Driver for Mac OS 8/9

by Steinberg

194 k

Mac OS 8/9 ASIO driver for Digi 001 & Audiomedia III hardware, created by Steinberg for Cubase 5 users and available from Steinberg's FTP Downloads:
ftp://ftp.steinberg.net/Archives/MAC/Hardware/Drivers/
Also for use with other Mac OS 8 & OS 9 ASIO Direct I/O applications like PEAK. Not supported by Digidesign, contact the the manufacturer of your ASIO software for technical support.

NA NA Propagamma USB ASIO Driver Link

Propagamma USB ASIO Driver for Mac OS 9, Windows 98(SE)/ME/2000(SP3/SP4)/XP, and OS X beta. Demo version downloads for all 3 versions:
www.usb-audio.com/download.html

NA NA AudioMove Link

Audio handling libraries by Erik de Castro Lopo. GUI library by TrollTech. AudioMove is a simple, easy to use GUI-based batch audio file copy-and-conversion program for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Some of AudioMove's features:

  • Converts from any format that libsndfile can read (including Sound Designer II with v1.10 and higher), to WAV or AIFF format
  • Uses libsamplerate for high-quality sample rate conversion to various sample rates (11.025kHz-192kHz)
  • Supports 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit, or floating-point output sample widths
  • Free
09/03
6.0.5
1.7 MB

IgniterX Drivers Version 6.0.5 for Mac OSX

  • Improved External Video (vout) performance in RGB mode.
  • Improved compatibility with ProTools™ by eliminating the ProTools™ -6042 (PCI BUS too busy error) induced by Igniter™ screen draws on slower systems, and older audio hardware.

04/99

2.2

Avid Drive Utility

654 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive

NA

2.0.2

Avid NuBus Expansion Chassis View

334 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive

2003

3.02

ATTO ExpressPCI Plus

140 k

SCSI disk formatting utility for Mac OS X 10.3.x "Panther". Included on the Pro Tools 6.2.3 CD.

2002

2.81

ATTO ExpressPro-Tools

Link

SCSI disk formatting utility. Mac OS 9.2 requires ATTO ExpressPro-Tools v2.7 or higher if using the ATTO software to format your SCSI drives. (note: this version has not been tested or approved by Digidesign)

2001

2.7

ATTO ExpressPro-Tools

1.2 MB

SCSI disk formatting utility. Mac OS 9.2 requires ATTO ExpressPro-Tools v2.7 or higher if using the ATTO software to format your SCSI drives. Provided on the Pro Tools 5.3 and 5.3.1 Mac CD. (includes manual)

2001

 

ATTO ExpressPCI Utilities Manual

Link

Manual for the ATTO ExpressPro-Tools disk formatting utility

2001

1.6.4

 

ATTO Express PCI Firmware Update

Link

Used to change the firmware of supported ATTO Mac & Windows SCSI HBA cards to version 1.6.4

12/99

1.4.4

ATTO Express PCI Firmware Update

307 k

Used to change the Macintosh firmware of supported ATTO SCSI HBA cards to version 1.4.4
Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive

08/01
2.0.2
1.2 MB
Drivers for the Aurora Fuse™ video capture card. Pro Tools users with certain configurations of Pro Tools software, Apple CPUs and Aurora Fuse cards have experienced intermittent stuttering in the output of QuickTime movies to external monitors when their sessions rely heavily on the host processor. Intensive host processor usage will affect video playback on any system. To mitigate this condition, Aurora has developed new drivers for the Fuse card which dramatically reduce the stuttering previously seen with processor-intensive applications like Pro Tools. Aurora Fuse™ ReadMe 2.0.2 (included with download) Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive
NA
various
Link
Aurora Video Systems download area with other drivers for the Aurora Fuse video capture card

NA

info

BootDisk.com

Link

Website with BootDisks, PC Support, Essential Utilities

05/95

1.1

Bridge I/O

180 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive
This Plug-In enables the functionality of the Bridge I/O card. Bridge I/O cards allow you to add more Audio Interfaces to a Pro Tools III NuBus system.

NA

info

Data Rescue

Link

Data Rescue is a tool for recovering lost Macintosh volumes. It recovers files and folders from crashed hard disks, floppy disks, or removable cartridges. Recovered data are saved to another medium, leaving the original disk untouched. Try-before-you-buy from website.

10/96

3.1

Digi_Utility

1.1 MB

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive.
Digi Utility Information

01/97
3.7.1
209 k
Discontinued free Mac anti-virus utility. Finds and removes MBDF A and B virus.
NA NA Header Investigator Link Header Investigator from Rail Jon Rogut Software will allow the user to open WAV audio files and display the header information and make changes.  The actual audio data is never changed… simply the header information.  This is useful if the user has accidentally recorded audio while locked to an external digital clock source so that the header sample rate is a mismatch to the actual sample rate of the data – which causes the sound file to play back at the wrong pitch.  By simply changing the sample rate in the header – the WAV files can be corrected without having to retransfer or sample rate convert the file. Windows application, freeware
NA
Mac & Windows
Link

Pace InterLok drivers for the iLok USB key. Choose Mac Extensions or Windows Drivers.

04/02

Shareware Version:
2.0.3

Freeware Version:
1.4.2

Joliet File System for Mac OS

Link

Joliet File Access is a System Extension that enhances the way a Macintosh computer can read a Windows CD-ROM, allowing files to be seen with their original names. Such as:

  • MP3 files
  • DirectCD CD-Rs created and closed under Windows
  • Audio files
NA
info and purchase
Link
MacOpener 2000 from DataViz allows you to mount, read from, and copy to Mac hard drives for easier portability between platforms. MacOpener also can format disks as Mac disks on your Windows PC and mount and read Mac HFS and HFS+ (mac extended) formatted disks and CDs. Allows recording to Mac formatted drives in Pro Tools for Windows.
NA
info and purchase
Link

MacDrive 5 from Mediafour is similar to MacOpener, but also supports Mac formatted FireWire drives on Windows systems:

  • Works with Mac floppies, Zip, Jaz, SyQuest, MO, CD-ROM, CD-R, hard drives and more
  • Multisession support for CD-Rs
  • Supports both Mac OS Standard (HFS) and Mac OS Extended (HFS+) volumes
  • Works with SCSI, IDE, USB, FireWire (IEEE-1394), Fibre Channel and parallel port

Free 5 day test version available for download.

NA
Links and downloads
Mac Specs
Links

Information on every Mac ever made:

EveryMac.com (web database)

AppleSpec.com (database/application)

Mactracker (database/application)

NA
NA
Link
Pete Yandell's MIDI patchbay for Mac OS X lets you hook up your various pieces of MIDI software and hardware and pass MIDI data between them. Freeware.
2004 9.1 MIDI Quest Link Midi Quest, by Sound Quest Inc is a MIDI patch librarian and editor for Mac OS X and Windows XP. Among other features, Midi Quest can export XML patch name files that are "ready for use" with Pro Tools 6.0 and higher on Mac OS X and Pro Tools 6.7 and higher on Windows XP.

NA

1.0.1

MIDIFile Converter

152 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive. Utility to convert midi files into .mid for PT

NA

1.06

Midi Typer

182 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive. Utility to convert midi files into .mid for PT

NA
info and download
Link
Manuals, software and FAQ

1999

1.2.1

miroMOTION DC30 Plus1.2.1 NTSC

1 MB

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive. Previous firmware, not on Pinnacle Systems site.

1998

1.1.2

miroMOTION DC30 Plus 1.1.2 NTSC

897 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive. Previous firmware, not on Pinnacle Systems site.

NA
Mac & Windows

MOTU MIDI Interface Software Updates

Link

Download page for MOTU Mac and Windows MIDI interface software.

Note: Customers using a MOTU Midi Time Piece AV USB midi interface with Pro Tools 5.x and a USB equipped Mac should update their MOTU USB Driver extension to version 1.15b1 or higher.

NA
Mac
Link
Hosted by Other World Computing in their Tech Center. Downloads for NewerTech uDrive and free utilities like GURU and Gauge PRO.
NA
Mac & Windows

Notation - Application:

Link
Free basic notatation software for Mac & Windows from Coda Music Technology, the makers of Finale.
NA
NA
Links

The Printable Staff Paper Page and www.blanksheetmusic.net are websites that let you choose your blank sheet music style, then print it from the web interface on any operating system.

Stave Jobs 2.0 from Purple E Software is a Mac OS X application for creating staff and tablature paper.

1999

2.3.8

OMS Installer

Link

OMS (Open Music System) by Opcode Systems. The OMS installer is included on all Pro Tools CDs for Mac OS 8/9. OMS is required with Pro Tools on Mac OS 8/9, including Pro Tools FREE for Mac OS 9 systems. (not included in the Pro Tools FREE for Mac download, but available separately on the Pro Tools FREE download page)

11/99

NA

OMS Names

141 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive. An application for using OMS patch names. See also: OMS Names Libraries

11/00

2.1

PACE Hang Buster

580 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extratong Archive. Fixes "Pro Tools Hangs on Initial Launch" problem on copy protected Pro Tools Mac OS 9 systems.

N/A
current version

Pace Interlok Drivers

 

link

Pace InterLok drivers version 3.0.5.800 or higher required for some Plug-In copy protection used on the following systems:

  • Avid Symphony on Windows NT. Fixes "Drive inaccessable. Media may have changed" errors when working with removable iomega Jaz and Zip media after installing Digidesign Audiosuite Plug-Ins.
  • Pro Tools LE Windows 98SE/Me Systems
  • Pro Tools TDM on Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000

06/01

3.0.5

PACE System Files Setup.exe

1 MB

Windows 2000 Installer. Fixes "Disk Invalid" problem on copy protected Plug-Ins in most Windows TDM systems.

N/A
current version
link
OS X 10.3 (Panther) shareware utility from Northern Softworks: "Panther Cache Cleaner is a utility designed to provide easy access to numerous OS X maintenance and utility options.  When used in combination with OS X's disk repair tools, it can be very effective in curing many system problems." Another good OS X utility is Cocktail which does a number of terminal commands for maintenance with an easy to use interface.
04/00
N/A
162 k
If you are unable to load the controller presets to the Peavey PC1600 from within Pro Tools, the enclosed files provide a way to install those presets.
N/A N/A

link

Independent user sharing library for upload and download of presets for Pro Tools plug-ins . www.digitalaudiorock.com (thanks to user Tom for maintaining this site!)

NA

NA

QuickTime & QuickTime Pro

link

Download the QuickTime free player for Mac & Windows systems. The QuickTime installer is included on all Pro Tools installation CDs for Mac OS.

You can also purchase and download QuickTime Pro for Mac & Windows systems from this Apple site. This link is to the QuickTime Support section with instructions on installing and uninstalling QuickTime, with links to previous versions of QuickTime 4 and QuickTime 5 for older systems.

2000

4.1.2

QuickTime 4.1.2 standalone installer

link

QuickTime 4.1.2 or higher is required to run Pro Tools 5.1.1 on the Mac OS.

  • Launching Pro Tools 5.1.1 without QuickTime 4.1.2 or higher installed throws the following error: The application Pro Tools 5.1.1 could not be opened because "soundlib__soundconverterfillbuffer" could not be found.
  • The QuickTime 4.1.2 Installer is installed automatically when you install Pro Tools 5.1.1. You must run the QuickTime Installer separately to install the update to QuickTime 4.1.2. We recommend that you run the Full install in order to install all of the necessary components.
  • Updating to OS 9.0.4 also installs QuickTime 4.1.2 and resolves this issue.

NA

info and download
link
Software for discontinued Radius VideoVision and other radius video cards. (website not responding recently)

08/98

2.1.0

RAMCheck

45 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive. Older Mac utility.

08/04 1.0
link

Another great utility from Rail Jon Rogut Software. Region Synch will allow you to transfer region definitions between Digidesign Pro Tools and Sony Sound Forge and other applications which support the Sound Forge region definitions. The following applications all are compatible with Sound Forge region definitions:

  • Sony Sound Forge®
  • Sony Vegas®
  • Sony CD Architect®
  • Steinberg® WaveLab
  • Adobe® Audition
  • Samplitude®
  • n-Track Studio

Demo version availble for download.

NA
Info and purchase
link
reFuse is a utility application to bridge Pro Tools and Reason on Mac OS 8.1 thru 9.2.2.

04/96

NA

Sams_Info

36 k

Macintosh BinHex Self-Extracting Archive. Older Mac utility.

NA

NA

SoundApp

link

Sound player and converter for Mac OS 7, OS 8, and OS 9.

NA

NA

SoundConverter

link

SoundConverter is a Cocoa OSX application for converting sound files between different sound formats. It is free for files under 500K and $10 for license.

05/05 1.02 SoundDog link SoundDog (for Mac OS X) is a very simple little QuickTime based applescript droplet that acts as a sound inspector. It is designed to be placed in your folder toolbar so that you can quickly drag any audio file(s) onto SoundDog's icon and be presented with playback and a description of the file.

NA

NA

SoundHack

link

Sound file processing program from Tom Erbe: spectral audio processing for the macintosh. Freeware, with versions for 68k fpu up to the current version for Mac OS X. Several other interesting freeware and paid programs are available from the SoundHack website.

08/00

5.2

SCSIProbe

link

SCSI Mounting Utility from Adaptec for Mac OS 8x and 9x

02/98

1.01

SDII Icon Fixer

40 k

Link to Cool Stuff Labs: "This little freeware applet — just by its presence (it need not ever be run) — provides icons for .sd2 sound files even if Sound Designer is not present on any of your drives."

NA NA
link
Windows program to convert Mac Sound Designer II files to wav files.
NA NA
link

SdTwoWav from Rail Jon Rogut Software will batch convert Sound Designer 2 files to BWF files, since Sound Designer 2 files on the PC are interpreted as RAW data files, this can also be used to batch convert raw data sound files to BWF files.  SdTwoWav will detect if MacDrive5™ from MediaFour is installed on the computer, if it is, then the resource fork data can be used to create the new WAV files. Windows application, freeware

04/96

 

Serial_Switch

20 k

For Pro Tools on IIfx, Quadra 900, and Quadra 950: Serial Switch CDev must be installed and set to "Compatible" mode.

03/01

 

SPEED™ 1.0.4 Update

3.1 MB

Older update for SPEED™ and Ultra Tools from Wave Mechanics (required to work with Pro Tools 5.1)

NA
NA

StudioEase
(formerly StudioSystem)

link
Studio management software package from Root Solutions for Mac or Windows. Pricing varies, 30-day demo available.
09/02
3.0.4
link

Free mac utility from MicroMat, Inc. used to perform a couple of troubleshooting tasks: "Zap the entire PRAM chip" and "Delete the desktop file, the better alternative to rebuilding."

NA
NA
link

From Trillium Lane Labs: "TL Fauxlder is a free utility that provides a way for advanced Pro Tools users to improve the usability of their RTAS and TDM plug-in menu's by organizing them into neatly divided categories." Requirements:

  • Digidesign approved Macintosh system
  • Pro Tools 5.1┬áthru 6.3

TL Fauxlder is not required for Pro Tools 6.4 or later which provides a built-in plug-in organizer.

12/99
1.1
124 k
Typer™ is a free Mac OS 8 and 9 utility that can change file types, creator codes, and file name extensions from anything to anything based on sets of predefined criteria. Set your criteria once, and Typer™ does the "right thing" no matter what kinds of files or how many of them you drag & drop, saving you a lot of time and hassle.
05/99
1.0
443 k
Driver software for uDrive, Newer Technology USB floppy drive.
05/99
1.0j
323 k
Driver software for Japanese uDrive, Newer Technology USB floppy drive.

03/00

3.3a
3.3b

USB Driver for the Imation USB SuperDisk drive

link

Link to Imation SuperDisk information and download page.

03/00

3.2

USB Driver for the Imation USB SuperDisk drive

500 k

Earlier version, not available on the Imation website.

08/00

2.1.1

USB Floppy Enabler

link

Link to the Pace website driver download page. Incorrectly listed as v2.1.2. (USB Floppy Enabler v2.1.1 is included with and installed with Pro Tools v5.1)

12/00
2.1.6

VST USB Floppy Installer for Mac Version 2.1.6

Windows version also available

link

Mac software update for the VST USB Floppy drive version 2.1.6 adds support for MacOS version 9.1 and backwards compatibity for MacOS 8.5.1. Both Mac & Windows software, as well as Read Me documents for both are available from the Downloads section of the SmartDisk website.

(all information and downloads for VST brand products from SmartDisk has been moved to the www.smartdisk.com website)

02/04

Digi MME Helper

for WaveDriver version 6.1.1 and 6.4

1.2

181 k

Digi MME Helper is a free utility from Rail Jon Rogut Software for use with the Digidesign WaveDriver 6.1.1 and 6.4 and Digidesign hardware. Digi MME Helper also works with the WaveDriver included with the Pro Tools 6.4 installers.

This program allows you to add or remove programs such as Internet Explorer, iTunes, etc. from an entry in the Registry which is like an opt-in list which tells the WaveDriver 6.1.1 which applications to support.

To Use:

  1. Run the Digi MME Helper.exe
  2. Click on the "Add..." button
  3. Browse to the applications that you would like to be supported by WaveDriver 6.1.1 and press Open
  4. Press the Update button, which will update the Registry

Digi MME Helper version 1.2 adds support drag and drop functionality - users can simply drag programs and shortcuts from the start menu, the desktop and explorer and drop them in the list then press update.

Thanks to Rail Jon Rogut Software for this application, provided "as is". As this is free software, please be aware that there are no guarantees or technical support available for this application.

NA
NA
link

Free player for Windows, Mac and other operating systems.

Pro Tools LE 5.1 for Windows and Pro Tools 5.1.1 for Windows 2000 (TDM) add the ability to import and export files in WMA (Windows Media) format.

NA
info
Windows Operating Systems Management
links

If you have a PC that only has Windows XP or Windows 2000 on it, you will need to also install a compatible operating system on a separate partition or hard drive in order to use Pro Tools FREE for Windows 98 SE or Windows Me or other programs that require a different operatating system than XP or 2000. There are a couple of programs that allow you to use more than one operating system on the same computer:

Windows Utilities & Web Resources

Good places to visit for PC hardware information:

Information & Diagnostic Utilities:

Maxtor Drive Utilities:

Some great resources for making your system super-quiet:

Pro Tools LE User Recommendations:

Tuning Windows XP for Audio/Music Applications:

The first link is from the Digidesign Compatibility Documents for Wndows XP:

Find out how much RAM and which processor, chipset, and Windows XP Service Pack you have.

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. Advanced and free versions.

PC WIZARD 2005 is a powerful free utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It's able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards.

Maxtor MaxBlast 3 is a one-step, ATA/IDE hard drive installation utility for automatically identifying, partitioning, and formatting IDE hard drives without using FDISK. The Powermax utility is designed to perform diagnostic read/write verifications on Maxtor/Quantum hard drives. These tests will determine hard drive integrity.

The other links are some well-known sites for lots of information about troubleshooting and building your own system.

There are also a couple of excellent user topics in the Digidesign User Conference (the DUC) in the Pro Tools LE for Windows forum:

Thanks to user Allen Hallada for starting and maintaining both of these topics, and thanks to all of the knowledgeable Pro Tools LE for Windows users that generously share their expertise with other users.

Can't find what you're looking for here? We recommend www.versiontracker.com for Mac software and www.download.com or www.zdnet.com/downloads for Windows & Mac.

If you experience download or decoding problems, see the Download Help FAQ

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Download Aladdin's FREE Stuffit Expander for Mac or Windows


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